Medico Social Event for Doctors and patients

On the eve of WORLD HEALTH DAY, MEYER VITABIOTICS & SPINA BIFIDA FOUNDATION in association with LILAVATI HOSPITAL conducted a Medico Social Event for Doctors and patients. Many dignitaries like Dr. Ravishankar (COO-Lilavati) from the doctors fraternity attended the event.



Birth Defects Awareness Campaign ‘GO FOLIC’ sets foot in Aurangabad

Aurangabad – 11th & 12th March 2017, Aurangabad’s first ever public awareness campaign on Prevention of Birth Defects, ‘GO FOLIC’ was formally initiated by Dr. Santosh Karmarkar, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Founder Trustee of Spina Bifida Foundation, Mrs. Uma Kalekar, Director, Meyer Vitabiotics. In presence of medical professionals & distinguished people from the society. Meyer Vitabiotics,a leading pharmaceutical company of India and Spina Bifida Foundation have come together to reach out to masses in enhancing the awareness of debilitating birth defects like Spina Bifida. Free patient camp (on 11th March) was organized at Dr.Totla’s hospital followed by CME (on 12th March) at Hotel Rama International, Aurangabad.



CME on ‘A Multidisciplinary Outlook on Prevention & Management of Birth Defects’ at Imphal – 3rd September 2016

A special scientific CME was organized for Doctors at Imphal on 3rd September 2016. Dr. Santosh Karmarkar, Leading Paediatric Surgeon, Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai & Founder of Spina Bifida Foundation was the Keynote Speaker for the same. Prof. Kh. Tomba Singh - Senior Consultant, Maipakpi Maternity & Child Hospital; Prof. Th. Bidhumukhi Devi – Dept. of OBGY, JNIMS, Imphal; Dr. Kh. RatanKumar - Senior Consultant, Mothers' Care Children Hospital were the esteemed chairpersons for the event.


CME for Doctors on Birth Defects Prevention at Kankavali, Sindhudurg

On 16th & 17th of April 2016 a press conference & CME for Doctors on Birth Defects Prevention was organized at Kankavali, Sindhudurg respectively under the Go Folic campaign. The objective of the same was to initiate an awareness drive on Birth Defects for Doctors in interiors & rural areas to announce the activities planned under the Go Folic campaign. These include free patient check-up camps, seminars for paramedical staff in such districts & display of Posters for awareness on birth defects prevention across the country.


A message from Founder Trustee of SBF

Dr. Santosh Karmarkar, Founder Trustee - Spina Bifida Foundation

Greetings to all our members - Spina Bifida (SB) families, supporters, well - wishers, doctors, donors, associates from other States in India, International friends, Members of the International Federation of Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and all People United For Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.

I am very glad to announce the launch of a National Prevention & awareness campaign ‘GO FOLIC’ - for which Meyer Vitabiotics (a leading manufacturer of Vitamins) has joined hands with our Foundation. Through this association we plan to hold a series of activities and campaigns throughout the coming year. We seek your active help and participation in all these activities.

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